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MetroMPG 03-06-2020 10:27 AM

First 70 MPG trip (3.4 L/100 km) in the Mirage 1.2L, 5-speed
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70 MPG (US) = 3.4 L/100 km indicated

This was for a 79 km / 49 mile one-way trip.

Conditions were decent: mild (3C / 37F), with dry roads. The key element was a 15 km/h / 9 mph quartering tail wind. I've seen multiple trips in the low to mid-60's this (mild) winter, but this was the one I've been waiting for.

Route details: max posted limit of 80 km/h / 50 mph, passing through 3 towns. Average speed of 37 mph (includes multiple stop signs/red lights), max speed of 98 km/h / 60 mph (downhill - ha!).

Driving style: driving with load within a couple of km the speed limit on the open road, EOC down a few of the steeper hills and approaching stops & turns.

This is not 70 "actual" MPG - the display was 3-4% optimistic on the last couple of fill-ups compared to pump calculations.

But it's still fun to see!

Next up: 70 MPG round trip... then a "real" 70 MPG trip (that'd be 72.8 indicated)... 75! All of which will require much warmer weather.

MetroMPG 03-06-2020 10:30 AM

Hmmm... should also post this here:

70 MPG challenge (non-hybrid gasoline and diesel cars)

Flakbadger 03-06-2020 11:30 AM

Wow congratulations! Even if it isn't a "real" result it is still very impressive.

Love the mods you have done to your car, definitely looks like an Ecomachine.

You saying it's a "fake" result remindes me of one time on a drive back from Eastern Oregon. I stopped near the top of a mountain range for a viewpoint. I restarted my engine, continued on my way and didn't think much of it. Pretty soon I realized that the vast majority of the past 15 or 20 minutes of driving was downhill. Looked down at my ultragauge and its auto-resetting trip meter and saw that I was averaging almost 700 miles per gallon.

That was MY truly "fake" result, though I must say the remainder of the trip still ended up being 50 miles per gallon.

Anyway, great job. I look forward to your inevitable "real" 70 MPG post!

MetroMPG 03-06-2020 12:11 PM

Haha! That would have made a great "success stories" picture!

cowmeat 03-06-2020 12:41 PM

Nice one!

I could barely keep my G1 Insights over 70 mpg . . . . I wonder what you could do in my Volt?

MetroMPG 03-06-2020 12:45 PM

Completely different driving environment, I suspect. (I\'ve driven a bit around your neck of the woods - lots more traffic... and your on-ramps are ridiculously short! :D )

I'm going to be in your neighbourhood again for a few days in April (Zephyrhills), maybe you could show me your Volt!

cowmeat 03-06-2020 02:20 PM

Sure man, stop in and check it out, I'm about fifteen minutes from there.

You'll probably want one after you drive it though :thumbup:

MetroMPG 03-06-2020 02:43 PM

Oh, I already know that I want one.

I love driving my friends' Prius Prime.

COcyclist 03-10-2020 08:50 AM

You may have to update your “Latest Mods” link in your signature. We need more details about the Mirage.

MetroMPG 03-10-2020 10:11 AM

Yes, thank you. My sig is ridiculously outdated - that Civic test was 4 (four) winter beaters ago!

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